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High-five: first inning leads baseball to sectional final

The New Palestine baseball team scored five runs in the first inning Thursday and made it stand up, beating the Lawrence Central Bears 5-3 in the sectional semifinal. NP will face Cathedral at noon Monday for the sectional title at NPHS. Cathedral beat Warren Central 8-2 in Thursday’s first game. Dragon pitchers Jack Walker and Zach

Softball blasts way into sectional final

The New Palestine softball team used two homers and its trademark relentless offensive attack Wednesday to beat Connersville 11-1 and advance to the New Palestine sectional final. The Dragons will face Indian Creek at 6 p.m. Thursday in the title game on the NPHS softball field. The Dragons had two homers and two doubles among

Shaw, 4×800 win regional titles, team 3rd

Brenna Shaw and the Dragons 4×800 relay both won regional titles Tuesday at Shelbyville, leading the New Palestine girls track team to third place in the Shelbyville regional. The Dragons tallied 52 points, finishing behind Warren Central (107) and Center Grove (84). NP was five points ahead of fourth-place Whiteland. Twenty-six different teams scored. The

Softball slams path to second round

The New Palestine softball team hit two grand slams in the same inning Monday in a 21-1 victory over Beech Grove in the sectional opener. The Dragons (23-3) advance to face Connersville in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. semifinal at NPHS. Rushville will face Indian Creek in the 5 p.m. semifinal. The championship game is slated for Thursday

Baseball sweeps Trojans to finish regular season

The New Palestine baseball team swept New Castle to finish the regular season with a 9-5 Hoosier Heritage Conference record, good for second place in the league. The Dragons staged a three-run rally in the seventh to win the opener 3-1, then exploded offensively in the second game for an 11-2 victory. The Dragons finish

Boys track finishes second in sectional

The New Palestine boys track team finished second in Friday’s Warren Central sectional, tallying 102 points. Warren Central won the title with 170 points. Roncalli was third with 82. The Dragons had four sectional champions and advanced four more to next week’s regional. The 4×800 relay of Josh Ackerman, Carson Sams, Devon Whitaker and Owen

Softball blasts six homers to clinch HHC title

The New Palestine softball team clinched the outright Hoosier Heritage Conference title Friday, blasting six homers in a 14-1 victory over Delta. The Dragons finish the regular season 22-3 and 7-0 in the HHC, winning their sixth consecutive HHC championship. Jaylin Calvert homered twice. Tatum Biddle, Raegan Hiatt, Michaela Jones and Emily O’Connor also hit home runs in

Tennis falls in sectional final; Cherry/King advance

The New Palestine tennis team won its sectional semifinal match Friday, beating Eastern Hancock 4-1, with Megan Long, Eliza Adams, Claire Cherry/Josee King and Ashley Truman/Sheridan Schrowe all winning their matches. The Dragons then fell 4-1 to Mt. Vernon in the title match. Cherry/King won their match and will advance in the individual tournament.

Golf wins on senior night

The New Palestine golf team won Wednesday on Senior Night against Rushville, beating the Lions 164-213 at The Links. Quinn Dobbins was the match medalist with a 38. Peyton Miller shot 41, Matt Kelley 42 and Chris Guhl 43. The Dragons next compete Tuesday at Greenwood.